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Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

...round the world, and then we walk down the hall to confer with colleagues who are on the front line of direct clinical care. My colleagues in clinical research and care pioneered whole body cooling, which slows down brain damage underway in compromised newborns. Our breakthrough at the level of laboratory...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

... and pieces that drive evolutionary changes do not confer any advantages or disadvantages to humans or othe...selection, the persistence of genetic changes that confer some advantage because it has been instrumental. What this study does is to reinforce and highlight ...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...rs discovered many other genetic variants that may confer protection for patients but whose effects did not reach statistical significance in the study. However, some of these polymorphisms could ultimately be shown to play a major role when future analyses involving more patients are performed, the researc...

Questions Over Drugs to Prevent Heart Complications During Surgery

...uthors. Non-randomised trials suggest that statins confer benefit, but the evidence remains weak, and to prove a strong overall survival benefit would require a gold-standard randomised controlled trial of more than 12,000 patients. The benefits of statins in reducing cardiac complications in the general ...

Childhood Abuse Increases the Risk of Alcoholism

...Ducci. The MAOA-LPR low activity allele appears to confer increased vulnerability to the adverse psychosocial consequences of childhood sexual abuse. Dr. Ducci and her colleagues suggest that the effect of MAOA on the hippocampus, a brain region which is involved in the processing of emotional experience,...

The Forgotten Indian Medical Genius

...ut forward a proposal to the government in 1995 to confer the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, to SubbaRow posthumously. At the time, home minister S.B. Chavan had told the delegation that maybe not the Bharat Ratna, but some other award would certainly be considered. That was then. "...

Coverage for Childrens Mental Illness Reduces Out-of-Pocket Spending

... state parity laws will neither break the bank nor confer much benefit, said Colleen Barry, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health and lead author of the study. But our study indicates that these laws are providing important economic benefits to families of mentally ill childr...

Breast Cancer More Aggressive and Less Responsive to Treatment in Younger Women

...45 have certain patterns of cellular activity that confer a poorer prognosis in younger women, while the same tumor cell activity in older women confers a better prognosis, demonstrating the need for age-appropriate targeted therapies. During the process by which cells change and become cancerous, we saw ...

New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance

...y described and expressed two other genes known to confer drug resistance. Now that we have these genes expressed in a convenient yeast system, we can work to understand the molecular basis of anti-malarial drug resistance, providing insight into how future drugs might be designed to effectively kill the ...

New Developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

... Ultimately, understanding how the genes work to confer illness will help in the development of new treatments....

Mother’s Age Of Puberty Onset May Affect Childre

...ter adult stature. This growth pattern is known to confer an increased risk of childhood and adult obesity. The researchers conclude that "earlier age at menarche may indicate a transgenerational influence toward a faster tempo of childhood growth, which is transmitted from the mother to her offspring" a...

Unique Models Help Teach Nanoscience to the Blind

...he used the various shades of grey in the image to confer heights on the carbon nanofibers: the blackest black was assigned a maximum height, white got a value of zero, and the computing program MATLAB calculated all the values in between. Farhoud then sent these newly acquired 3-D data into the rapid pr...

New York City Plans to Promote Circumcision

...al sex, he noted, so circumcision would presumably confer the same protection as it did in the African trials. The risk from receptive anal sex is five times higher, he said, and circumcision would obviously not protect those men. Oral sex is much less risky. Also, cutting down infections among bisexu...

Combination Therapy More Effective Than Monotherapy for Treating Migraine

...al pathways. A multimechanism-targeted therapy may confer advantages over a single therapy. Jan Lewis Brandes, M.D., of the Nashville Neuroscience Group, Nashville, Tenn., and colleagues evaluated the effectiveness and safety of treating migraine by combining the migraine medications sumatriptan (in the c...

Antidepressant Medication Has No Effect on Bipolar Patients

...eating bipolar depression, but they are thought to confer a serious risk of a switch from a depressive episode to a manic episode. Finding the right treatment balance for people with bipolar disorder is a constant challenge; STEP-BD aims to identify the best treatment options. "Treating depression in peop...

Indian Pharma Industry Wants Customs Duty on Life-saving Drugs to Go

...conferences for doctors or company sales personnel confer no benefit on the employees of the sponsoring firms. Whether doctors or sales personnel, they are outsiders and hence the drug companies should not be burdened with the FBT, the memorandum pleads. Gpl...

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Rescuing Deteriorating Vision

...hin the outer and inner retina' where they seem to confer some protection to the light-sensing cells that typically die in the course of degenerative eye disease. For researchers, the work is intriguing because the progenitor cells come from the brain itself, and not from the part of the nervous system de...

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Rescuing Deteriorating Vision

...thin the outer and inner retina where they seem to confer some protection to the light-sensing cells that typically die in the course of degenerative eye disease." For researchers, the work is intriguing because the progenitor cells come from the brain itself, and not from the part of the nervous system ...

STIs Significantly Increase Risk of Drug-resistant HIV Transmission

...ercourse, or between STIs and mutations thought to confer reduced viral fitness. The investigators state that “[in] this cohort of predominantly MSM we have demonstrated that TDR is significantly associated with the presence of an acute STI. The high prevalence of STIs in those with recent HIV infection and...

Strep, Psychiatric Symptoms Possibly Linked in Some Children

...e sense that having multiple infections appears to confer a much higher risk of these disorders.” Source-Newswise SRM...

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